DAY CAMP

Debate Camp operates 4 and 5 day summer programs at school locations in Canada and the Northeastern US

TYPICAL DAY

8:30      Camper Arrival & Daily Orientation

9:00      Director's Welcome

9:15      Workshop A:  Debate Topic announced

9:30      DEBATE ROUND I w/ feedback

10:30    Break / Snack / Optional Games*

11:00    Debate Workshop; teams switch sides

11:30    DEBATE ROUND II w/ feedback

12:30    Lunch

1:15     Bend Your Head

2:00     Workshop B: Public Speaking / Debate Styles

3:00     Break / Snack / Optional Games*

3:30     DEBATE ROUND III w/ feedback

3:30     Group Activity; i.e P.O.I Round

4:00     Debate Idol / Backwards Round

4:30     Camper Departure / Recreational Activities


HOURS of OPERATION: 

All day camp locations open for camper sign-in at 8:30am and program concludes each day at 4:30pm.  Campers are welcome to arrive between 8:00am and 8:30 and stay past 4:30, until 5:00pm at no extra charge.  Recreational program and supervision are available at those times.  Camp's academic program is conducted between 9:00am and 4:30pm each day.  All materials required for camp are provided.
 

TRANSPORTATION:

Debate Camp operates bus service in most of its day camp locations.  Bus stops are located at specifically-designated areas, that allow for parent parking.  Space on the camp bus must be reserved in advance of camp's opening day.  Parents may re-enter their account and add or delete a bus option at any point before camp.   Full details on all of camp's bus options are available via the TRANSPORTATION page.

AGE GROUPS and PROGRAM: 

Debate Camp's day program suits campers in grades 5 - 10.   All instruction is levelled according to camper age and ability.  All day camp locations have all 3 program components, for all ages: Debate, Public Speaking and Model United Nations.  See our PROGRAM DETAILS page for an additional overview of camp's program and our LEVELS page for guidelines used at all of our locations: 

LUNCH:  

At all Canadian locations, Debate Camp Canada provides an OPTIONAL hot lunch each day.  If interested in purchasing lunch, parents / registrants can ADD this option when registering.  At all American locations, campers bring a BAG LUNCH each day.  Campers with dietary needs are welcome to supplement the lunch menu and / or bring their own lunch, provided they are NUT FREE.  All campers are welcome to bring additional NUT FREE snacks to camp each day.

INFORMATION  UPDATES:   

We keep in touch with all of our camp families both in advance and during the camp session.  Parents / guardians receive a confirmation email immediately following registration.  A second email detailing pick-up / drop-off instructions, details about camp's Open House and any additional forms required ahead of opening day is sent within a month of camp (if registration date permits).  During the week, pictures and daily updates are posted on camp's FACEBOOK PAGE.  At the end of the week, a card that shares some of each camper's individual progress is available to parents / guardians and campers.  

 

 

Debate Day Camp is exceedingly popular and most locations fill to capacity.  In keeping with our 1:8 staffing ratio most camps are only able to fit in a limited number of campers. We recommend registering early!

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